Principles and Practice of Naturopathy (1925): Chapter 11
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Psychology is the study of the mind. By making various observations on mind action, psychologists have been able to deduce many rules and principles that aid us in our daily lives. Practical psychology occupies a most novel field in the healing” art, but’ the great quantity of tommy-rot that has been foisted upon the public …

Principles and Practice of Naturopathy (1925): Chapter 7
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In this chapter will be considered photo-therap [sic] (light therapy), chrome-therapy (color-therapy), and Rythmo-therapy (vibration). I characterize these methods as Quasi-Electrical Methods to differentiate them from the electrical modalities in which the actual current passes through a part of the body. These methods are electrical simply because electricity is the force usually used to generate …

Principles and Practice of Naturopathy (1925): Preface
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When, after the brief space of a few months, I found that a second edition of “Principles and Practice of Naturopathy” was called for, I realized very forcibly that this little book has been accorded one of the most favored receptions of any book ever written on drugless therapeutics. Not only have Naturopaths bought it …

Principles and Practice of Naturopathy (1925): Chapter 6
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There is a considerable variety of electrical treatment appliances on the market, which deliver over a dozen different forms of currents, or modalities, to use the technical term. Thus, we have the galvanic, faradic, slow, rapid and surging sinusoidal, high frequency violet ray, diathermy, and auto-condensation, which are the ones most commonly used. We have …

Principles and Practice of Naturopathy (1925): Chapter 8
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For the sake of standardizing the practice of Naturopathy and expediting the handling of a considerable practice with the best results and at the same time with the least expenditure of energy, which becomes an important factor where a large practice is handled, I am hereby presenting an outline of what I consider an excellent …

Principles and Practice of Naturopathy (1925): Chapter 3
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As, in its final analysis, all disease is the result of morbid encumbrances in the system, due to wrong habits of eating, sleeping, working, amusement, heredity, etc., the ultimate result of all treatment is the freeing of the body of such encumbrances. Mechanical treatments may speed up nerve force and thereby increase the function of …

Principles and Practice of Naturopathy (1925): Chapter 9
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Dietetics is a subject that has been much abused, and many Naturopaths have been confused with the conflicting theories of “food faddists.” For that reason, we want to keep this chapter free from faddism. and instead present only such fundamental principles as are approved by science as the result of impartial investigation and resaearch [sic]. …

Principles and Practice of Naturopathy (1925): Chapter 2
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For the purposes of convenience we will divide Naturopathy into the mechanical, material, and psychological, in accordance with the plan of Dr. Louis Blumer, the able Naturopathic pioneer of New England, and we will designate each of these by the terms, Mechanical Naturopathy, Material Naturopathy, and Psychological Naturapathy. MECHANICAL NATUROPATHY will include all manual methods …

Principles and Practice of Naturopathy (1925): Chapter 1
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As we review the history of the healing art, we find that mankind has constantly delved into methods of eradicating human disorders that lead away from unnatural drugging, and tend toward Nature. The theories that have been advanced regarding the cause of disease are legion. Wrong chemical combinations, germs, impingement of nerves, wrong habits of …

Principles and Practice of Naturopathy (1925): Chapter 10
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Hydrotherapy, Hydropathy, Hydriatic Treatment, or the Water Cure, as it is variously called, has been successfully used in nearly all diseases to which human flesh is heir. The treat popularity of Turkish Baths, and Mineral Springs, for rheumatism is well known, an.) the fact that a host of other disorders can he overcome by water …